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Analysis of Extended Hollo-Bolt Connections: Combined Failure in Tension (2019)
Journal Article
Cabrera, M., Tizani, W., Mahmood, M., & Shamsudin, M. F. (2020). Analysis of Extended Hollo-Bolt Connections: Combined Failure in Tension. Journal of Constructional Steel Research, 165, https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcsr.2019.105766

This paper investigates the combined failure mode of the Extended Hollo-Bolt (EHB) and the effect of the column thickness on the tensile behaviour of the blind fastener. A three-dimensional Finite Element (FE) model was developed, validated against e... Read More about Analysis of Extended Hollo-Bolt Connections: Combined Failure in Tension.

Textile-to-mortar bond behaviour in lime-based textile reinforced mortars (2019)
Journal Article
Dalalbashi, A., Ghiassi, B., & Oliveira, D. V. (2019). Textile-to-mortar bond behaviour in lime-based textile reinforced mortars. Construction and Building Materials, 227, doi:10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2019.116682

Lime-based textile-reinforced mortars (TRM) have recently found a growing interest for repair and strengthening of masonry and historical structures. Despite extensive experimental and numerical investigations performed in the last years on the perfo... Read More about Textile-to-mortar bond behaviour in lime-based textile reinforced mortars.

Phase-field material point method for dynamic brittle fracture with isotropic and anisotropic surface energy (2019)
Journal Article
Kakouris, E. G., & Triantafyllou, S. P. (2019). Phase-field material point method for dynamic brittle fracture with isotropic and anisotropic surface energy. Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 357, doi:10.1016/j.cma.2019.06.014

A novel phase field material point method is introduced for robust simulation of dynamic fracture in elastic media considering the most general case of anisotropic surface energy. Anisotropy is explicitly introduced through a properly defined crack d... Read More about Phase-field material point method for dynamic brittle fracture with isotropic and anisotropic surface energy.

A BIM-based model for constructability assessment of conceptual design (2018)
Journal Article
Fadoul, A., Tizani, W., & Kochc, C. (2018). A BIM-based model for constructability assessment of conceptual design. Advances in Computational Design, 3(4), 367-384. doi:10.12989/acd.2018.3.4.367

The consideration of constructability issues at the design stage can lead to improved construction performance with smooth project delivery and savings in time and money. Empirical studies demonstrate the value obtained by integrating construction kn... Read More about A BIM-based model for constructability assessment of conceptual design.

Challenges of Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) in Aircraft Design and Manufacturing (2018)
Presentation / Conference
Martin De La Escalera, F., Essa, Y., Castello, M. Á., Pillai, U., Chiminelli, A., Lizaranzu, M., & Maimi, P. (2018, June). Challenges of Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) in Aircraft Design and Manufacturing. Paper presented at ECCM18 - 18th European Conference on Composite Materials

The purpose of this paper is to describe barriers and efforts made in the design of an aircraft in terms of reducing pollution emission into the atmosphere throughout the structural optimization of the aircraft's airfoils. In particular, the present... Read More about Challenges of Hybrid Laminar Flow Control (HLFC) in Aircraft Design and Manufacturing.